Luis Suarez and Arthur Melo are ready for Espanyol clash

Both took part normally in Thursday's training session ahead of the derby on Saturday

Suárez y Arthur durante un entrenamiento
Suárez y Arthur durante un entrenamiento | sport

Arthur and Luis Suárez are advancing well in their respective recoveries from physical problems before Saturday's Catalan derby at Espanyol. The Barca duo will be expected to feature at the weekend.  

Brazilian midfielder Arthur suffered a muscular overload against Atletico Madrid that saw him miss three games, PSV, Villarreal and Cultural Leonesa in UCL, Liga and Copa respectively. With Arthur back Barca have all their midfielders fit bar long-term absentee Rafinha Alcantara.

Suarez's case is different. After the game against Atletico the player started a stem cell treatment on a knee issue. He will be fit for the game after taking two weeks out.

Arturo Vidal trained normally after missing the Cultural game with a fever. Only Sergi Roberto is guaranteed to be out for the clash.


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